Preparing your tsunami evacuation plan

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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20th October, 2012
At 9.26am on September 26, I joined the estimated 1.3 million who took part in the New Zealand ShakeOut. I did my Drop, Cover and Hold with a classroom of five-year-olds. Once they were safely under the table, I dived under with them and held onto a table leg until a teacher sounded the all-clear about two minutes later. But if a large earthquake happened when I was at home, my response would not end with Drop, Cover and Hold. Once the shaking was over, I would go outside, open a gate to a neighbour’s garden, then run up the steps of a public walkway to higher ground. I live in a tsunami ...

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